City of Cape Town Water Crisis
South Africa declares drought a national disaster, weighs desal options
South Africa has declared a national disaster owing to the severe drought that is threatening to cease water supplies in City of Cape Town.
Blame game begins ahead of Cape Town's 'day zero'
Mmusi Maimane, leader of South Africa's opposition party the Democratic Alliance, has slammed the national ministry of water and sanitation for failing in its duties, pointing out the high cost of building desalination plants.
Cape Town temporary solutions due online in two to three months
Temporary desalination facilities will begin supplying Cape Town by December or January, city mayor Patricia de Lille confirmed in a briefing on Wednesday 4 October 2017.
Cape Town kicks off three stages of tendering in water crisis response
Cape Town has outlined a "portfolio response" to its water crisis based on the work of its water resilience task team over the past 11 weeks.
Cape Town calls for information on desalination solutions amid drought
Cape Town has issued a request for information (RfI) about possible solutions to the city's lack of water through desalination or other advanced water treatment.
Western Cape looks to desal, as Eksom issues RFP
Western Cape, South Africa, is to expedite an environmental impact assessment for a mobile desalination plant, as the area is officially declared a disaster zone due to water scarcity.
South Africa nuclear plant to install desal unit amid worsening water crisis
South Africa's electricity utility Eskom is to install a desalination unit at Koeberg Nuclear Power Station, as water shortages in Cape Town hit crisis levels, reports South Africa's News24.com.